Stab sus­pect held

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

A MAN charged with at­tempted mur­der aris­ing from the al­leged stab­bing of a woman in Gat­ton at the week­end has been re­manded in cus­tody.

Hus­sain Ali ap­peared briefly be­fore Toowoomba Mag­is­trates Court yes­ter­day but was not re­quired to en­ter pleas to charges of at­tempted mur­der and as­sault oc­ca­sion­ing bod­ily harm.

Be­cause the 57-year-old Afghanistan na­tive had only lim­ited English skills, his so­lic­i­tor Nathan Bouch­ier ar­ranged for an in­ter­preter to ap­pear by phone to the court so he could take in­struc­tions.

Po­lice claim the 29-year-old woman com­plainant, who is be­lieved to be known to the ac­cused, was stabbed in her torso and back dur­ing an al­leged in­ci­dent at a Dwyer St home in Gat­ton about 1.35pm Satur­day.

No de­tails of the po­lice case were aired in court.

It is be­lieved the ac­cused man has no pre­vi­ous crim­i­nal his­tory.

There was no ap­pli­ca­tion for bail.

Mag­is­trate Vi­viana Kee­gan re­manded Ali in cus­tody and ad­journed the case for men­tion back in the same court on De­cem­ber 3.

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